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Executive Function MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Executive Function
Tree Number(s)
F02.463.217
Unique ID
D056344
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D056344
Scope Note
A set of cognitive functions that controls complex, goal-directed thought and behavior. Executive function involves multiple domains, such as CONCEPT FORMATION, goal management, cognitive flexibility, INHIBITION control, and WORKING MEMORY. Impaired executive function is seen in a range of disorders, e.g., SCHIZOPHRENIA; and ADHD.
Entry Term(s)
Executive Control
Previous Indexing
Attention (1990-2009)
Cognition (1969-2009)
Memory (1991-2009)
Problem Solving (1990-2009)
See Also
Attention
Memory
Problem Solving
Public MeSH Note
2010
History Note
2010
Date Established
2010/01/01
Date of Entry
2009/07/06
Executive Function Preferred
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